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Community panels are a highly effective tool for deliberative engagement.

They invite people from across a community to come together as experts in the issues that affect them. Diversity of experience and diversity of perspective is highly valuable in panel discussions, but it comes with risks. As facilitators, we need to create a safe meeting space where conflicting and unpopular opinions can be talked about respectfully to enrich the group’s understanding.

This guide explores some practices to create supportive and productive meetings for community panels.

[Download Your Resource – Community Panel Practice Guide – Supportive and Productive Meetings]

Conversation Co aims to provide space for the introduction of services such as:

  • Stakeholder Training
  • Data Analysis & Reporting
  • Strategy & Policy Development

Providing a first-class end-to-end community engagement experience, as well as an extensive service offering for tender submissions. Get in contact here.

Conversation Co

About Conversation Co

Conversation Co proudly acknowledges and celebrates the First Peoples of Victoria and their ongoing strength in upholding some of the world’s oldest living cultures. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands throughout what is now Victoria, where we live and work, and pay our respects to their Elders, past, and present. Conversation Co acknowledges Traditional Owners sovereignty has never been ceded. The strength, resilience and pride of First Peoples, their cultures, communities and identities continue to grow and thrive today despite the impact of colonisation and ongoing experiences of racism.

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